TV This Week: Music, Art, and Vampires

This week brings premieres, finales, and a notable awards show. In particular, there’s a lot of artsy stuff going on this week. So tune in and turn up your appreciation of the finer things in life.

Last Comic Standing – NBC – Monday, June 7, 8 p.m. (ET)

This is the season 7 premiere of the reality series. The first episode features preliminary auditions, which are always…interesting. At least we know that Craig Robinson will be bringing his A Game.

American Pickers – History Channel – Monday, June 7, 9 p.m. (ET)

Second season premiere. This series follows two guys as they hunt through peoples backyards/sheds/basements for hidden treasures…like cars, or bikes, or TV stardom.

Persons Unknown – NBC – Monday, June 7, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. This mystery-drama focuses on a group of abducted strangers who find themselves in a deserted town with cameras videotaping them.

Top Chef Masters – Bravo – Wednesday, June 9, 10 p.m. (ET)

Season finale. Who will win the delicious competition? What charity will get the money? Why not watch and see?

The Challenge: Fresh Meat II – MTV – Wednesday, June 9, 10 p.m. (ET)

Season finale. Who will win The Challenge and who is just challenged?

Dual Survival – Discovery Channel – Friday, June 11, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. Join Cody and Dave as they try to survive in the wild. Where is Bear when you need him? Probably hiding out in a camel carcass.

True Blood – HBO – Sunday, June 13, 9 p.m. (ET)

Third season premiere. Maybe your ego prevents you from watching vampire shows. It’s time to just suck it up and give it a try.

What Your Girlfriend’s Watching

Glee – Fox – Tuesday, June 8, 9 p.m. (ET)

Gleeks are on high-alert for this season finale. Sue’s up to something (when is she not?) as regionals fast approach. Expect song, dance, and more important life lessons than your favorite after-school special.

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist – Bravo – Wednesday, June 9, 11 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. First, Bravo brought you clothing designers. Then, they brought you hair stylists and chefs. Now, they’re bringing you artists. Watch as the artists compete for a gallery show…oh, yeah, and money.

Tony Awards – CBS – Sunday, June 13, 8 p.m. (ET)

Sean Hayes hosts. Maybe you won’t watch. Maybe your girlfriend won’t even watch. But you can’t deny the appeal of the style and panache.

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